Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I am still reporting weight loss, though not as much this week – only two pounds. However, as long as I am still losing, how can I complain? I must admit, I like seeing the scales down five pounds, but I will take anything as long as it is less!

Okay, two pounds down, that is good – but here’s the great part…drum roll please….

I now have a Weigh Down partner! My friend Lacey has joined me in this journey! I can’t tell you how excited I am! (I mean, isn’t always more fun to take a trip, with a friend?) I hope to encourage Lacey as we take on the challenge of living and eating the way God intended for us. Lacey is also an answer to a prayer. Let me tell you why I am doubly excited to have her join me.

Before I started documenting my weight loss via my blog, I started praying the Prayer of Jabez. For those of you unfamiliar, it is prayer that asks for God’s blessings in your life. The VERY short story of Jabez is written in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. A very insignificant man prayed an amazing prayer. Here it is:

“Oh, that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”

And God granted his request.

Lacey is my very first blessing. How great is that? I am now able to encourage one more person in my life because I asked God to enlarge my territory. (Believe me, as a Nebraska housewife my territory is limited to my two boys and my husband. I am a far cry from being a Billy Graham type.) But, where I see limits, God sees miles.

So, this is my latest week. I lost two pounds, but I gained one friend. Are you struggling with weight? Would you like to join us? Please, join Lacey and me! Together we can encourage one another!



  1. Oh Jaime and Lacey, I would love to join you, but I'm not quite ready to do it publicly just yet. I'll be following you both though. Promise!

  2. That is so cool Jaime...isn't it amazing how the Lord teaches us things at the same time! I think it's amazing that we have both been praying the Jabez prayer and I am so glad to of met you.!

    I would love to lose 7kg (not sure how much that is in pounds)! I am currently 76.9 and my goal is to reach 70.

    I have already lost 4 kilos, but have had an extra cake here and there over Christmas! I am quite disciplined though, but I love the thought of bwing a part with others!

    So what's your plans?

    Love your poem on my blog by the way...very cool! xxx

  3. I want to join you, what do I do. I realize this journey takes all of the support I can get. I can't do it alone.

  4. Hi sister Jaime'

    I see new followers every time I visit your blog.

    soon you'll pass up The Old Geezer


  5. Hi there,
    I came over here from the Dana's blog and have seen comments from you on The Old Geezer's blog as well. In reading where you prayed the Prayer of Jabez I wonder if you've experienced more than blessings? :)
    I prayed that prayer more than 1 and a half years ago, and I have experience such spiritual growth as I've never expected. But with growth comes pain. I don't regret it though. I hope you've experience growth as well - but without the pain. :)


  6. Hi there! I'm joining with you guys! I have the book and have not been faitful in reading it OR listening to God's leading in the area of food. I was watching the scales go dow, but then I got distracted by that. Please pray for me to focus ONLY on God and what pleases Him!

    It's wonderful to see you focused on God!